Sunday: Ordinary 13B, Proper 8B

Following Christ

      The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lam.3:22-23

      Heavenly Father, keep your household the Church continually in your true religion; that those who lean only on the hope of your heavenly grace may always be defended by your mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP Epiphany 5

      Let us pray [that Christ will be our light.]
      Father, you call your children to walk in the light of Christ. Free us from darkness and keep us in the radiance of your truth. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. AAPB

      O Christ for whom we search, our help when help has failed: give us courage to expose our need and ask to be made whole, that, being touched by you, we may be raised to new life in the power of your name. Amen. APBA

      Judah's complaint.   Lamentations 3:1-51   3:23-33   3:22-33
      Lord, you have changed my sorrow into joy.   Psalm 30  
      David's lament for Saul and Jonathan.   2 Samuel 1:17-27   1:1, 17-27
      Let us love one another, for love is of God.   Psalm 133  
      The grace of giving / The generosity of Christ.   2 Corinthians 8:1-6 / 8:7-15   8:7-15   8:(1-6), 7-15
      Jairus' daughter and the woman with the hemorrhage .   Mark 5:21-43  

Supplementary readings
      David is anointed king over Israel.   2 Samuel 2:1-7, 3:1  
      A godly sorrow that leads to joy.   2 Corinthians 7:2-16  

Hymns and Spiritual Songs

Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CC 152
TIS 699
TIS 154
TCH 536
HTC 127
Hymn or Chorus first line
Come to the Waters
Sweet water
The steadfast love of the Lord
A new commandment
Great is your faithfulness
Teach me your way O Lord
Gather us togeter Lord
Empty he came
Tunes and sources
Jeff Cothran
Sandra Davis
Norman Warren

Color Key and Notes
      RCL reading;
      APBA reading;
      Congregational response or refrain, AAPB/RSV;
      Subject heading, AAPB;
      Where there is a second Old Testament reading it is sequential rather than linked to the gospel;
      Hymn book and other abbreviations. See In Words and Song.

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